The department holds four annual auctions of oil paintings, watercolours, prints, miniatures and sculpture, ranging from the 15th to the 21st century. Our recent highlights from the Old Master sales include a pair of oils attributed to Jacopo Amigoni that fetched £260,000 in March 2020 and a rediscovered painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds that reached £37,000 in August 2021. From the Modern sales, a Henry Moore maquette made £46,000 in August 2020, while in December 2019 an exciting work by George Washington Lambert went for £78,000. We have also achieved significant results in the sale of important collections, including part of the Estate of Dame Elisabeth Frink and Lin Jammet for just shy of £270,000 in August 2020, and works from the Rothschild collection at Exbury House for over £260,000 in September 2020.
The Paintings department is located at Unit 1B, Castle Gate Business Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6QX. Sales and payments are at Castle Street. We sell studio collections and private collections as well as single works of art, and offer free sale valuations at our Castle Gate offices or are happy to discuss items and give advice.
‡ May be subject to Artist's Resale Right / Droit de Suite click here for details
λ May be subject to Cites regulations when exported see www.gov.uk/cites
* May be subject to VAT on the hammer price.
Ivory - Recent legislation on the sale of ivory allows the sale of Miniature portraits over 100 years old so we are still very happy to date and value these for possible sale in our March or September auctions.